For six months, Lee was sidelined.
After six months on the shelf due to a knee injury, Lee Johnson made his return to All Elite Wrestling at a Dark Elevation taping in October.
Several months into his return, Lee is feeling great and he expressed that while on AEW Unrestricted with Aubrey Edwards and Alex Abrahantes. Lee stated that while he was recovering, Jerry Lynn told him to take his time and to not rush back. He has been working with a Physical Therapist that he was connected to by Satnam Singh.
I feel great honestly. It was a struggle at first because you always wanna just get back into it and for me, I just didn’t wanna mess myself up again. I’m really close with Jerry Lynn and he told me, he was like, ‘Hey, don’t come back too soon. You gotta make sure you’re ready.’ So I really wanted to take the time and then Satnam [Singh], one of the guys that we work with, he’s great, he actually had a contact in a guy that is an NBA Physical Therapist and I started working with them about a month ago and man, it feels awesome. I feel like I can do anything.
When Lee Johnson came back to AEW, he aligned with The Factory (Q.T. Marshall, Aaron Solo, Cole Karter & Nick Comoroto).
He described his alignment with the group as ‘awesome’ and dove into his history with Q.T., who played a role in training him.
It was awesome honestly (coming back to AEW & being part of The Factory). Man, we have so much history, Q.T. [Marshall] and I. Not just in wrestling but, I really think Q.T. is the guy that made me a great wrestler for TV. He really helped me out a lot. For me to come back and to join him, especially after being gone for so long and when you come back, you kind of don’t really know what’s going on with you, you don’t know what you’re getting back into and for that to be what I got back into, I really appreciate it. It was something that I was comfortable with, it was something that I knew, I was familiar obviously. We all were in a group once before so to come back and just do something with him, I actually really, really appreciated it.
Lee is engaged to fellow AEW talent Julia Hart. They crossed paths on-screen at Winter Is Coming when The Factory took on House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews).
If the quotes in this article are used, please credit AEW Unrestricted with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.